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WATCH: Virat Kohli’s Controversial LBW Dismissal In First Innings Sparks Debate

India’s batting collapsed on Day 2 of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy second Test. India was 21/0 when play started on the second day today. However, the dominance of Australia’s bowling could be seen after the game began. India was all out for 262 runs, and Australia took a first-innings lead of 1 run. Also, Virat Kohli’s LBW decision in today’s match has created a lot of controversies.

When India struggled at 66/4, Virat Kohli joined Jadeja and helped the team get back on track. But unfortunately, six runs short of his half-century, Virat Kohli lost his wicket due to a wrong decision by the 3rd umpire. The controversial incident occurred in the 50th over of India’s first innings.

Virat Kohli was LBW off Matthew Kuhnemann, who was making his international debut. Virat Kohli failed to defend the ball thrown by , and the ball hit on the pad. The Australian players immediately appealed, and the field umpire gave out. Virat Kohli immediately reviewed the on-field umpire decision, and the on-field umpire referred the decision to the 3rd umpire.

WATCH: Virat Kohli's Controversial LBW Dismissal In First Innings Sparks Debate

However, the third umpire’s inspection reveals that the ball struck Virat Kohli’s bat and pad at the same time. According to MCC Rules (36.2.2), if a ball hits the bat and the batsman’s pad at the same time, it is not out. But what happened in Delhi today is the opposite of the MCC Rule. Richard Illingworth, the third umpire, surprised everyone and upheld Virat Kohli’s wicket decision. The decision of the third umpire disappointed both Virat Kohli and the audience.

Watch, Virat Kohli’s controversial LBW Decision By Third Umpire:

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Virat Kohli was out after 44 runs off 84 balls, including four fours. The video of Virat Kohli returning to the dugout after being dismissed and reacting angrily to the third umpire’s incorrect decision has gone viral.

Watch, Virat Kohli Angry In Dressing Room After Controversial LBW Dismissal:

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